Products, packaging & waste: sustainable supply chains
The Supply Chain Solutions Center: Catalyzing safer products and food
A product isn’t simply a product. It is a culmination of producers, suppliers, and manufacturers; material, energy, and water inputs; processes that transform raw ingredients and materials into final products; and all the logistics along the way that ultimately enable a product to reach a consumer’s home.
This is why when we talk about sustainable products we have to talk about sustainable supply chains. Consumers are ultimately responsible for 60% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and anywhere from 50-80% of total land, material and water use. The health effects are just as troubling. The European Environmental Agency estimates that 62% of chemicals in consumer products are hazardous to humans and the environment.
Fortunately, innovative solutions are emerging to catalyze safer products and food, and products made with lower environmental impacts. The Supply Chain Solutions Center is a digital hub for sustainability resources, filtered to help solve your specific needs.